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The second Act as One Festival Recognition Day, held on Thursday 28 July 2022, celebrated individuals, teams and projects from across the Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership that demonstrate ‘Act as One’ in the way they work. The event also saw the premiere of a performance poem that highlighted the key achievements of the partnership’s transformation programmes.

Over 60 excellent and inspiring nominations were recognised as part of the Act as One Festival 2022 Recognition Day. Nominations included individuals and teams, to whole projects which are transforming the way that people experience care as well as how people are working across different organisations to deliver services for people. Each nomination demonstrated how health, care and the voluntary and community sector in Bradford district and Craven are truly working together to help deliver a shared ambition of people living ‘happy, healthy, at home.’

The Recognition Day marked the end of the successful Act as One Festival. The sessions, led by staff, have helped to share best practice and innovations happening across the partnership.

Professor Mel Pickup, chief executive at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and place-based lead for Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership, said: “I’m delighted that we have had the opportunity to celebrate the fantastic work of our extremely talented staff here in Bradford district and Craven. We’ve shared some outstanding examples of best practice and innovation, and it’s a real privilege to be able to showcase our commitment to ‘acting as one’ to enable our people to be ‘happy, healthy at home’.

“I would like to give a huge thank you to everyone who took part in the festival and for your continued hard work and support.”

You can also hear more about what the health and care partnership are doing in a short poem by talented local poet Haris Ahmed. The poem highlights some of our key events and achievements in a creative way and is available to watch on YouTube:

Speaking about writing the poem, Haris said: “It has been great to see the work that is happening in our area to support people with their health, mental health and wellbeing. Arts and culture can play a huge part in helping people feel well, happy and included. Good health and wellbeing goes beyond what you might see day to day at the frontline of services, and it’s fantastic that we are recognising that by acting together as one to give a rounded, holistic experience of care.”

You can read about all the nominations by taking a look at the Recognition Day brochure on the Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership website.

For all the updates from the Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership, follow Act as One Bradford District and Craven on Twitter: @ActAsOneBDC

You can find out more about Haris Ahmed and his work on Twitter: @harispoet